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Harrietstown Candidates clarify their positions on Business Park

The Town of Harrietstown is going to have a new Supervisor come Election Day…   and in a regular feature here on WNBZ, we’re taking a regular look at the positions of the two candidates..  We’re going to look more closely at the Town’s Business Park and more specifically today, we’ll hear on Candidate lay out…

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Department of Labor Says New York Adds 102,700 Private Sector Jobs in 2012

In 2012,New YorkState’s economy added 102,700 private sector jobs, the State Department of Labor reported today.  This year-to-date increase in the job count contributed to the state’s recovery of 348,000 private sector jobs since November 2009. New YorkStatehas regained all of the private sector jobs it lost during the state’s recession.  Only four other states have…

DEC Rejects Call For “Independent” Health Study of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

The “DEC has been reviewing approximately 80,000 comments submitted concerning the Department’s review of high volume hydraulic fracturing.” That’s part of a statement by DEC commissioner Joe Martens – who says that “While a wide variety of issues are addressed by the comments, many focus on the potential public health impacts of high volume hydrofracking.”…

New Tax Cap Training for Local Officials – Easier Forms

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announces an easier version of the the 2012-13 tax cap reporting forms for local officials.. It’s about their ability to report the tax levy limit.. The changes are a result of analysis of reporting errors from the first year of implementation, And in response, the Division of Local Government and…

K&J SHOW – Technology Plan at Lake Placid Schools

Picture yourself standing in front of a line of computers at Best Buy, or Target, Wal Mart, your local neighborhood computer store… trying to decide which piece of technology is going to be right for you, There are at least 10 or 12 choices of laptops, and another 4 or 5 desktop versions and each…

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Obituary – Dr. David Merkel

David Merkel, 75, died peacefully at home with his wife at his side on Saturday, September 15, 2012. He was born on March 7, 1937 and grew up in Saranac Lake where he, with the many friends he loved so much, graduated from Saranac Lake High School. He received an A.B. degree from Hamilton College…

Training for Alcohol Intervention Procedures offered at Plattsburgh State

A Free Training program is offered through local sheriffs offices and STOP-DWI programs along with several additional drug and alcohol task forces… The Groups are inviting restaurants, hotels, bars, nightclubs and all on-premise liquor license holders to participate in the Training for Intervention Procedures program… It’s called TIPS for short and the program is being…

Google’s in Town

Google Map’s Street View came to the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid on Friday morning. Jim Hilker, Google’s videographer based in Ithaca, will create 360-degree, up and down views of the entire resort property, including the Cottage Café, pictured here. The technology allows for browsers to take virtual tours of businesses…

St Regis Canoe Classic on Spitfire and St Regis September 23rd

The Twenty-fourth Annual St. Regis Canoe Classic is Sunday, September 23rd featuring over twenty-five categories including recreation, standard, and racing canoes, kayaks and one and two man guideboats. The course takes paddlers through Lower and Upper St. Regis Lakes, as well asSpitfireLake, and runs about seven miles. With another course running about 4.5 miles.. registration will…

Elementary Playground to Re-open with new plans and a call for volunteers

 LPCS Elementary Playground Re-Opening October 10th  A new plan is in place for reopening theLake PlacidElementary Schoolplayground.. The plan includes zoned areas for grade K-2 and 3-5, and a new 10 seat swing, new hill slides and a new sandbox and the installation of ten to twelve inches of processed wood chip fiber, which will…

Obituary – Grace Savard

Grace Savard, 97, passed away on September 14, 2012. She was born on May 27, 1915 in Tupper Lake, NY, where she lived for 95 years.  She spent the last 2 years living in Manchester, NH with her daughter, Barbara.  Grace was the eighth of ten children born to Alexina LeGeault LaValley and Duchere LaValley.…

Community Commitment and College Presidents

College Presidents Recognized for Their Community Commitment The Adirondack Park Institute, the “Friends of the Interpretive Centers” hosted the New Beginnings Award Gala on August 9, 2012 at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. The event was to celebrate the rebirth of the Interpretive Centers under new owners and to share with the community the promise…

NEW YORK FARM BUREAU DEMANDS ACTION ON 2012 FARM BILL

 New York Farm Bureau members attended the Farm Bill Now Rally in Washington, DC today pushing for quick action on the 2012 Farm Bill before the current bill expires at the end of September.   Already the delay has rolled back the safety net for New York’s dairy farmers and further inaction puts critical programs in…

New Yorks Wind Power Blowing Offshore

Can NY find Economic Powerhouse in Offshore Wind? NEW YORK - A new report says it’s there for the taking, right off the coastline of New York, and has the potential to create hundreds of thousands of jobs – and it’s referring to wind power. Ross Gould, air and energy program director for Environmental Advocates of New…

Obituary – Richard Finlayson

Richard A. Finlayson, age 74, of 51 Willow Way, Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at his home. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on June 23, 1938, he was the son of Arnold and Jean (Betters) Finlayson. He graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1956. He retired from the United States Navy…

St Joseph’s looking to add Veteran’s Community Residence on their property

The Village of Saranac Lake’s Planning Board and the Zoning Review Board has it’s eye on a new Veteran’s facility proposed by Robert Ross, CEO of St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and RecoveryCenter..  Actually, there’s no way they couldn’t because St Joe’s neighbors continue to complain about the lack of communication between themselves and St Joes… …

NBT Lake Placid completes building Renovation

CHANGES ON MAIN STREET: NBT BANK CELEBRATES RESTORATION OF MAIN STREET BRANCH You may have noticed some changes at the NBT Bank on Main Street. “When the front of the building and the big fan window were removed, our customers and the community were initially confused and upset to see it go,” said Camilla Palumbo,…

K&J Show – Growing up Guggenheim

The Trudeau Institute played host to one of Historic Saranac Lake’s Lecture Series on Tuesday Evening.. Peter Lawson-Johnston, a fifth-generation member of the Guggenheim family, discussed his memoir, “Growing Up Guggenheim: A Personal History of a Family Enterprise,” on Wednesday, September 12, in the John Black Room of the Saranac Laboratory Museum. AUDIO – 091312…

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29 Days Left to Register to Vote

Antidote to Alleged Voter Suppression: Still Time to Register in NY NEW YORK – New Yorkers may love to talk politics, but they have a poor track record when it comes to actually casting a ballot. In the 2010 mid-term elections, New York ranked 50th out of the 50 states for turning out voters on…

Obituary – Betty ida VonSoosten Rockefeller

Betty Ida VonSoosten Rockefeller, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 18, 2012. Betty was born February 20, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York to Carl VonSoosten and Lina Behrens VonSoosten. Betty resided in New York for a number of years.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University, in addition to…